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Scholarly Publications

Democracy in Latin America: Degrees, Illusions, and Directions for Consolidation

December 1996

How can external actors - governments, regional organizations, the United Nations, financial institutions, nongovernmental organizations - affect the process of democratic transition and...

News

Renowned political economist and author Francis Fukuyama speaks on state-building

May 2004

In a May 14 lecture hosted by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Francis Fukuyama, PhD -- professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University and...

Why Nation Building Is a Known Unknowable

January 2005

Understanding that nation building is a "known unknowable" is crucial for redirecting intervention where it can be more effective.

Afghanistan at Halftime

September 2005

In a recent op ed, CDDRL's J. Alexander Thier discusses Afghanistan's landmark September 2005 elections.

Events

Is Democracy Promotable?

October 17, 2008

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.